Market Reports

16 April 2014

DC market developments

Rob Roy examines Washington DC’s market trends, outlining how the Great Recession has affected sales.

14 April 2014

Happy days again ... almost

Ed Sullivan, PCA, points towards an economic revival in the USA and increased domestic cement consumption.

07 April 2014

India: adjusting to new times

India’s cement industry calls for new stimulus measures to boost demand and help absorb overcapacity.

26 March 2014

Angola: expanding an industry

Angola's cement market is just beginning to expand after a long civil. Domestic cement producers are looking to make Angola self-sufficient in cement.

17 March 2014

China: consolidating supply

While China's cement demand is likely to moderate, industry consolidation is expected to accelerate as producers face stricter environmental controls, elimination of inefficient capacity and restrictions on new projec...

04 March 2014

Global grinding start-ups

ICR reports on where new grinding stations are being located and the equipment they are installing.

05 February 2014

Oman's vision for growth

Gulf Baader Capital Markets analyses the growth of Oman's cement markets where producers are beginning to satisfy the market through increases in capacity and the prospects for the industry going forward remain upbeat.

03 February 2014

GCC: long-term focus

Global Investment House provides a detailed report into cement trends and producer activity in the GCC region where confidence is returning to markets and expansion plans are in progress.

21 January 2014

Green light factories

ICR searches the globe to locate the newest cement plants to be completed. Highlights include Vicat Sagar's Gulbarga plant and NORM LLC's Qizildas works, while new factory building has been prevalent elsewhere too.

15 January 2014

Myanmar: a new frontier market

Myanmar is attracting foreign investment in a number of sectors as democracy takes hold with opportunities for the cement industry as well.

09 January 2014

Global cement 2014 outlook

Draw a line under 2013, the New Year is upon us and Yuri Serov of Morgan Stanley suggests that while overall regional forecasts remain a little subdued, better growth is forecast for end market in 2014.

23 December 2013

Bangladesh awaits more funds

The Bangladesh cement sector is striving to increase cement capacity, although public funds for investing in infrastructure development are sparse and cement consumption still has a long way to go.

04 December 2013

Vietnam’s balancing act

Vietnam has a difficult task of balancing overcapacity in the north with growing regional demand in the south. Mergers and acquisitions could also increase with some local producers requiring more funding to stay oper...

19 November 2013

Waiting for the light

With the NCB Seminar taking place this month, ICR provides an update on Indian cement market activity and identifies likely demand drivers going forward.

11 November 2013

What price for a kingdom?

ICR reviews the extent of goverment spending on infrastructure and construction in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and assesses the cement companies that are raising capacity, particularly in the western region.

04 November 2013

Brazil: market developments

ICR assesses where the new cement production units are to come on-stream in Brazil and what expansion projects are being realised, as the country targets an installed cement capacity of 111Mta by 2016.